Nominate a hero of chemistry and help us recognize the scientists and engineers who have made the world better
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Who are our heroes today? The media recognizes athletes and entertainers, as well as policemen and firefighters, as heroes. Chemistry has its heroes too; they are scientists and engineers who have made the world better through their effort, ingenuity, creativity and perseverance. The life-saving treatments and conveniences of the modern world would not be possible without the materials, drugs, and other products of chemistry.
Heroes of Chemistry is an annual award sponsored by the American Chemical Society that recognizes talented industrial chemical scientists whose work has led to the development of successful commercialized products ingrained with chemistry for the benefit of humankind.
Each submission must include a completed nomination form accompanied by the following items:
Any private or publicly owned for-profit company may nominate an individual chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, or a team or scientists who played a vital role in the research and development of a commercial product that has had a dramatic impact on the welfare and progress of humanity.
Nominating companies may choose to include individuals from other companies, government or academic labs, incubators, or other organizations as members of the teams they nominate. Former employees are also eligible to be included in the nomination.
All nominees will be notified by June 2019. The selected winners, along with executives from each winning company, will be invited to attend a black tie dinner ceremony that will take place during the fall ACS National Meeting in San Diego on August 25, 2019.
Corporation Associates member companies may prepare nomination packages, but their employees may not serve on the Award Selection Committee in years when their companies are nominated. The deliberations of the Award Selection Committee are confidential. The Award Selection Committee determines the number of Heroes of Chemistry Awards to be presented in a given year.
For more information on the Heroes of Chemistry Awards application process